User talk:Shoecream

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Hi Shoecream, thanks for your edit to fetal hemoglobin. The caption underneath the protein structure is a nice idea, but I just hate the gray border that WP places around thumbnails. I've removed the border, but left the caption per your implicit suggestion. Thanks again! --Diberri | Talk 22:32, Apr 12, 2004 (UTC)


Hi. Did you discuss redirecting all Catch-22 character pages to one extremely long page? I disagree with this move, since it causes undue confusion. Wikipedia is not paper - these characters are clearly encyclopedia enough to merit their own articles. I'm inclined to revert these changes. — Dan | Talk 01:35, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I did -- please see it's talk page. At the very bottom. -Shoecream
I just remembered -- I also intended to move some of the major characters back to the original pages and expand it a bit. For now, I've created one big page for all the characters. In time, however, I think that Catch-22 characters should become something more like minor characters. A gazillion stubs on characters that have only a few paragraphs devoted to them in the book is really funky, in my opinion.
I've reverted a few of the redirects from longer articles and moved your new page to List of minor characters in Catch-22, which seems more intuitive. I still don't agree with the page, but I'd like to get some idea of consensus at Talk:Catch-22 before changing much else. Incidentally, there are many, many short articles on minor literary characters, and general community consensus is that those are OK. — Dan | Talk 01:48, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Have we reached a consensus here? Major characters get their own pages, minor ones go to the moved page? If so, I'll start editing the articles and such. -Shoecream 01:51, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)
I'd say we've reached a consensus. Characters such as milo, yossarrion, chief white halfoat, orr, nately... and maybe dunbar should have their own page. SECProto 03:34, Feb 11, 2005 (UTC)
Well, I still don't agree with the big list, but feel free to edit it anyway. My opinion is just my opinion. — Dan | Talk 02:12, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)
If the minior characters are developed enough in the future, I'm all for eliminating the big list. -Shoecream 02:25, Feb 10, 2005 (UTC)

Spire and Torus[edit]


  1. As far as I remember my 2E Planescape supplements, The Spire continues. Am I wrong of did it changed with 3E?
  2. Is the city of Sigil a closed or open torus? Still from 2E, it seems that it was possible (to stand near the border of the torus, much like a car's tire. The only difficulty was that this border was extremely filled with houses' walls. So, tire or torus?


Reply to David Latapie 8 July 2005 15:30 (UTC)

Thank you for details. It makes me think to Shell Beach in Dark City (I won't tell you more if you didn't see the movie, but the idea is that someone could break the building wall… Reply to David Latapie 9 July 2005 15:43 (UTC)

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Urban Assault[edit]

Nice job on Urban Assault, you really cleaned up the article well. If your looking for more articles to work on just pay a visit to the WikiProject Video games/Cleanup page [1]. Cpuwhiz11 (talk) 23:26, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

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Champernowne continued fraction[edit]

Just took a look at Champernowne CF.png and compared it with the sequence given here. The last term is different, and I think the error is in the image. The term just seems too regular to me: it's basically something like this:

0004 0012 0020 0024 0024 0024
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and so on... Sabbut (talk) 13:54, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I was talking about the last term in the image the one that starts with 4001200200024... The site I linked to in my last post has a different number, which starts with 444573353780089..., so obviously one of them must be wrong. I suspect it is the image that is incorrect because if you separate its digits in groups of four (0004 0012 0020 0024 etc) there seems to be a pattern, whereas the number given in the site seems just as random as any other "big number" in the sequence. Sabbut (talk) 08:25, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

A centralised discussion which may interest you[edit]

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